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Carl Menger: Founder of the Austrian School

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In this excerpt from his brilliant Mises: The Last Knight of Liberalism, Guido Hülsmann illustrates how Carl Menger's experience as a financial journalist led to his developing the revolutionary foundations of the Austrian school of economics.

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The Times They Are A Changin'

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The issue lies not in overestimating, but in assuming in the first place that the future will look like the past at all.

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2015: The Year in Austrian Economic Research

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Publishing new research is a vital part of advancing Austrian economics and building the case for a liberal society.

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Essential Reading on Entrepreneurship

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Austrian ideas are often at the cutting edge of new research exploring how entrepreneurs and innovators transform the world.

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No way, Norway!

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Nordic countries prospered in spite of the Scandinavian model, not because of it.

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Rothbard on Economic Ignorance

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I’ve noticed that the following Rothbard quote tends to circulate periodically amongst free-market groups:

“It is no crime to be ignorant of economics, which is, after all, a specialized discipline and one that most people consider to be a ‘dismal science.’ But it is totally


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Shawn Ritenour reviews Holcombe's Advanced Introduction to the Austrian School of Economics

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Shawn Ritenour reviews Randall Holcombe's new Austrian econ textbook Advanced Introduction to the Austrian School of

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New Audio Book: Richard Cantillon's An Essay on Economic Theory

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One of the most important books ever written is now available as a free Mises Institute audio book.

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Nine Schools of Economic Thought

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Here is an interesting table comparing 9 schools of economic thought.

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Ludwig von Mises's Suggested Research Topics: Progress Report

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Bettina-Bien Greaves took careful notes during Ludwig von Mises's New York seminars. Whenever he made a comment that suggested research paper or book, she jotted it down on a note card.

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